List of pools of the Tongariro River

Uniquely among New Zealand rivers, the various pools and widenings of the Tongariro River and its marshy delta have been given specific names which are recognised as official by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). The river, the main waterway of the Waikato River system above Lake Taupo in the central North Island, has over 40 named pools, the majority of which are close to the town of Turangi, at or immediately above the river's delta.

Lake Area Coordinates Notes
Admirals Pool 39°00′39″S 175°48′50″E / 39.01083°S 175.81389°E / -39.01083; 175.81389 Above Turangi.
Bain Pool 38°58′25″S 175°48′38″E / 38.97361°S 175.81056°E / -38.97361; 175.81056
Barlows Pool 39°01′05″S 175°48′39″E / 39.01806°S 175.81083°E / -39.01806; 175.81083
Beggs Pool 39°07′48″S 175°49′24″E / 39.13000°S 175.82333°E / -39.13000; 175.82333 Considerably further up-river than the other named pools, close to the Waikato Falls.
Big Bend Pool 39°02′30″S 175°49′38″E / 39.04167°S 175.82722°E / -39.04167; 175.82722
Blue Pool 39°02′39″S 175°49′45″E / 39.04417°S 175.82917°E / -39.04417; 175.82917
Boulder Pool 39°02′29″S 175°49′32″E / 39.04139°S 175.82556°E / -39.04139; 175.82556
Breakaway Pool 39°02′25″S 175°49′21″E / 39.04028°S 175.82250°E / -39.04028; 175.82250
Breakfast Pool 38°59′54″S 175°48′47″E / 38.99833°S 175.81306°E / -38.99833; 175.81306 Close to the town of Turangi.
Cattle Rustlers Pool 39°00′58″S 175°48′39″E / 39.01611°S 175.81083°E / -39.01611; 175.81083 Above Turangi.
Cherry Pool 38°57′16″S 175°46′37″E / 38.95444°S 175.77694°E / -38.95444; 175.77694
Cliff Pool 39°02′20″S 175°49′21″E / 39.03889°S 175.82250°E / -39.03889; 175.82250
Cobham Pool 38°57′15″S 175°47′10″E / 38.95417°S 175.78611°E / -38.95417; 175.78611 Within a large bend in the river 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the mouth of the delta.
Dans Pool 38°56′45″S 175°46′40″E / 38.94583°S 175.77778°E / -38.94583; 175.77778 On Maketu Island at the northern tip of the Tongariro delta.
DeLatours Pool 38°57′50″S 175°47′37″E / 38.96389°S 175.79361°E / -38.96389; 175.79361
Downs Pool 38°58′12″S 175°47′35″E / 38.97000°S 175.79306°E / -38.97000; 175.79306
Duchess Pool 39°01′42″S 175°49′00″E / 39.02833°S 175.81667°E / -39.02833; 175.81667
Fan Pool 39°02′26″S 175°49′32″E / 39.04056°S 175.82556°E / -39.04056; 175.82556
Fence Pool 39°03′09″S 175°50′11″E / 39.05250°S 175.83639°E / -39.05250; 175.83639 Close to the river's junction with its tributary, the Whitikau Stream.
Graces Pool 38°57′40″S 175°47′50″E / 38.96111°S 175.79722°E / -38.96111; 175.79722
Hydro Pool 39°00′05″S 175°48′46″E / 39.00139°S 175.81278°E / -39.00139; 175.81278 Close to the town of Turangi.
Island Pool 38°59′34″S 175°49′05″E / 38.99278°S 175.81806°E / -38.99278; 175.81806 Close to the town of Turangi.
Jellicoe Pool 38°57′39″S 175°47′10″E / 38.96083°S 175.78611°E / -38.96083; 175.78611
Jones Pool 38°58′17″S 175°48′03″E / 38.97139°S 175.80083°E / -38.97139; 175.80083
Judges Pool 38°59′19″S 175°49′14″E / 38.98861°S 175.82056°E / -38.98861; 175.82056 Close to the town of Turangi.
Kamahi Pool 39°00′28″S 175°48′40″E / 39.00778°S 175.81111°E / -39.00778; 175.81111 Above Turangi.
Log Pool 38°58′22″S 175°48′22″E / 38.97278°S 175.80611°E / -38.97278; 175.80611
Lonely Pool 38°59′14″S 175°49′13″E / 38.98722°S 175.82028°E / -38.98722; 175.82028 Close to the town of Turangi.
Lower Birch Pool 39°01′12″S 175°48′44″E / 39.02000°S 175.81222°E / -39.02000; 175.81222
Major Jones Pool 38°59′48″S 175°48′47″E / 38.99667°S 175.81306°E / -38.99667; 175.81306 Close to the town of Turangi.
Never Fail Pool 39°00′23″S 175°48′44″E / 39.00639°S 175.81222°E / -39.00639; 175.81222 Above Turangi.
Poplar Pool 38°57′15″S 175°47′40″E / 38.95417°S 175.79444°E / -38.95417; 175.79444
Poutu Pool 39°02′09″S 175°49′00″E / 39.03583°S 175.81667°E / -39.03583; 175.81667
Red Hut Pool 39°01′52″S 175°48′49″E / 39.03111°S 175.81361°E / -39.03111; 175.81361
Reed Pool 38°58′27″S 175°48′07″E / 38.97417°S 175.80194°E / -38.97417; 175.80194
Sand Pool 39°03′00″S 175°50′18″E / 39.05000°S 175.83833°E / -39.05000; 175.83833 Close to the river's junction with its tributary, the Whitikau Stream.
Shag Pool 39°01′44″S 175°48′52″E / 39.02889°S 175.81444°E / -39.02889; 175.81444
Silly Pool 39°01′34″S 175°48′52″E / 39.02611°S 175.81444°E / -39.02611; 175.81444
Stag Pool 39°00′51″S 175°48′52″E / 39.01417°S 175.81444°E / -39.01417; 175.81444 Above Turangi.
Swirl Pool 38°58′53″S 175°49′00″E / 38.98139°S 175.81667°E / -38.98139; 175.81667 Close to the town of Turangi.
The Bends Pool 38°58′03″S 175°48′05″E / 38.96750°S 175.80139°E / -38.96750; 175.80139
The Rip 39°00′02″S 175°48′47″E / 39.00056°S 175.81306°E / -39.00056; 175.81306 Close to the town of Turangi.
Upper Birch Pool 39°01′24″S 175°48′45″E / 39.02333°S 175.81250°E / -39.02333; 175.81250
Upper Island Pool 38°58′42″S 175°48′54″E / 38.97833°S 175.81500°E / -38.97833; 175.81500 Close to the town of Turangi.
Waddells Pool 39°01′55″S 175°48′49″E / 39.03194°S 175.81361°E / -39.03194; 175.81361
Whitikau Pool 39°03′04″S 175°50′18″E / 39.05111°S 175.83833°E / -39.05111; 175.83833 Close to the river's junction with its tributary, the Whitikau Stream.

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